Rita Dove

American Smooth

‘American Smooth’ is a thought-provoking poem in which Dove describes a memorable moment between two dance partners. 

Canary

Rita Dove’s ‘Canary’ is a short poem that commemorates the life of Billie Holiday, an African American jazz singer.

Daystar

‘Daystar’ by Rita Dove is a powerful and moving poem. It describes a mother’s life and the only moment of peace she has throughout her entire day.

Snow Vision

‘Snow Vision’ is a beautiful short poem that uses natural images, such as that of a tree, the snow, the wind, and the sun, to craft a fleeting scene.

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